STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services
Division of Supportive Living
Memo Series DCFS 2000-06 /Action
Memo Series DSL 2000-02 /Action
March 6, 2000

Re: SOCIAL SERVICES BLOCK
       GRANT - 2000 ELIGIBILITY
        REQUIREMENTS

Updates Memo Series DCFS 99-04/Action
and Memo Series DSL 99-02 /Action

To: Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors County Departments of Social Services Directors
Program Office Directors/Section Chiefs
From: Susan N. Dreyfus
Administrator
Division of Children and Family Services
Sinikka McCabe
Administrator
Division of Supportive Living

This memo states the eligibility categories and standards for the 2000 Social Services Block Grant.

The eligibility categories are:

  1. Recipients of Medical Assistance.

  2. Individuals with income at 75 percent or below the state’s median income. The income eligibility standard for all Social Services Block Grant services has been revised (Attachment A) to reflect the estimated 2000 median income for Wisconsin as published in the Federal Register.

  3. For child care services, families whose gross income is equal to or less than 165 percent of poverty. Families continue to be eligible up to 200 percent of poverty after initial eligibility at 165 percent of poverty. They must also meet the W-2 asset standard and cooperate with child support determination.

To determine child care eligibility for foster and court-ordered kinship care, the income and asset amounts of the children’s natural parent(s) must be determined. Natural parents are defined as the biological or adoptive parents of the children. The natural parent(s) must meet the $2,500 asset limit, the $10,000 vehicle exemption, and must have income at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Limit (FPL).

  1. Counties shall continue to provide services funded by the Social Service Block Grant to "qualified aliens" ,as defined by Section 402(b) of the "Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act."

All other requirements stated in DCFS Numbered Memo 98-01 and DSL Numbered Memo 98-01 still apply.

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT: Area Administrators
CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT: Paul Minkus
DHFS/DCFS
(608) 266-8420

Attachments

cc County Departments of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities
    Services Directors
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators


 Attachment A

STATE INCOME ELIGIBILITY FOR SSBG SERVICES

1999 Income Eligibility Schedule for All Social Services

 

FAMILY SIZE

YEARLY

MONTHLY

1 $20,665 $1,722
2 27,023 2,252
3 33,381 2,782
4 39,740 3,312
5 46,098 3,841
6 52,456 4,371
7 53,648 4,471
8 54,841 4,570
9 56,033 4,669
10 57,225 4,769

Gross monthly family income is defined as: money, wages or salary, net income from farm or non-farm self-employment, social security, dividends, interest (on savings or bonds), income from estates or trusts net rental income, royalties, public assistance or welfare payments, pensions and annuities, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, alimony, child support, and veterans' pensions. Funds or benefits not specified here are excluded from consideration as income. During service intake, persons need only declare their gross family income.


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